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Classes Left Without Classrooms After Central China City, County Crack Down on Illegal Buildings

Local authorities nationwide have used satellite imaging technology in recent years to clamp down on illicit use of land, particularly in rural areas.  Excavators were used to tear down this private kindergarten in Luyi county in Zhoukou, Henan province
Local authorities nationwide have used satellite imaging technology in recent years to clamp down on illicit use of land, particularly in rural areas. Excavators were used to tear down this private kindergarten in Luyi county in Zhoukou, Henan province

Thousands of students have been forced out of school in the Central China city of Zhoukou after their schools were torn down in a crackdown by the city and county governments on illicit buildings.

Builders assisted by excavators began to demolish the private kindergarten (preschool) in Zhoukou’s Luyi county, Henan province, on Sunday, according to Qian Lihong, who built the facility in 2016 for nearly 10 million yuan ($1.54 million).

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